12 months
19380 GBP/year
9980 GBP/year
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The MSc Financial Technology (Computer Science) course at the University of Essex give you the understanding of the specifics and the intricacies of financial and economics markets, the ability to apply advanced computing methods and the ability to design and program solutions that successfully exploit the synergy between finance, economics, and computation.

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To be competitive in our modern financial industry, it is not enough for a scientist to know how to write software, nor is it enough that one can mathematically analyse markets based on simplifying assumption by ignoring the computation required.

Our course will cover areas including:

  • financial markets
  • big data analytics
  • blockchain
  • AI
  • python programming

Our course will give you both the theoretical and technical skills that are specific for the finance industry, as well as transferable skills such as the ability to develop and present an argument, and the ability to work independently and in groups.

Your future

The MSc Financial Technology (Computer Science) course at the University of Essex  will equip you with the skillset at the intersection of computer science, economics and finance. You’ll gain expertise that is in high demand in the finance industry in the UK, and will become competitive in one of the primary recruiting sectors in the country and beyond.

With a skillset that combines both technical and analytical know-how from internationally known hubs within our University, our graduates will be able to find employment in very competitive financial institutions.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Programming in Python
  • Data Analytics in Finance
  • Big-Data for Computational Finance
  • Computational Market Microstructure for FinTech and the Digital Economy
  • CCFEA MSc Dissertation
  • Corporate Finance
  • Derivative Securities
  • Portfolio Management

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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  • We recommend that you apply as soon as you are able to .


180 alternative credits


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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A minimum of a 2.2 (or equivalent) degree in Computer Science or a related discipline such as Engineering, Finance, Economics, Maths, Statistics, Physics. We will accept graduates of any other degree that includes modules relating to Mathematics (calculus) or Econometrics (probability, statistics).

Tuition Fee

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    9980 GBP/year
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660 - 1140 GBP /month
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